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By David Vance On August 25th, 2015 at 10:53 am

Oh what a surprise!

“A police belief that the Provisional IRA still exists did not come as a surprise to the government, the Northern Ireland Secretary has said. Theresa Villiers said in her time in office she had been aware some of its structures remain in place. But she said there was no evidence the Provisional IRA was involved in any paramilitary or terrorist activity.”

Just murder. But that’s ok…..

BTW, Secretary of State, just for the record, when you state that you have been aware that the IRA still exists – for years – any reason you chose not to tell us?


By David Vance On August 25th, 2015 at 10:48 am

The dangers simply keep growing;

Counter terrorism officials in Spain warned that around 800 jihadists are preparing to launch attacks in Europe and Britain. Spanish counterterrorism sources revealed that the al-Qaeda and Islamic State extremists are living in Europe waiting for the order to commit terrorist atrocities at the right moment.

It is thought that 350 are Britons who have returned from Islamic State-controlled territories abroad. An insider said: “These people are not well trained, but they are poised and prepared to do anything. “Once they have been indoctrinated, they receive the minimum training.”

Happily, the EU insists on open borders so we can all be confident that these Jihadists can choose where to kill us with ease.

For whom the bell tolls

By The Troll On August 25th, 2015 at 2:28 am

Hillary-ClintonThe Clinton Campaign is putting out stories and talking points on her upcoming Benghazi Hearing appearance. The Hufpo says Out of Touch Punditry Should Get a Grip — Hillary’s Email Is Non-Story I loved this paragraph:

In fact, no one outside the chattering class — and right-wing true believers — could give a rat’s rear about this story — and there is a good reason: there is no “there” there. If someone really thinks the great “email” story — or the Benghazi investigation — are going to sink her candidacy, I’ve got a bridge to sell them.

and I’m sure he has a Bridge to sell. He bought one when he bought the bullshit he’s trying to sell in his story.

The best one I heard was the spokesman for Hildy’s campaign saying that they are looking forward to her testimony before the Benghazi Committee. It will be the best day of her Campaign.

How sad. Your candidate has been subpoenaed to testify before a committee that was established to unravel and expose her Incompetence and Dereliction of Duty in letting our Embassy be overrun and getting the Ambassador and 3 others killed.

They think they are going to do a “Vast Rightwing Conspiracy” Spin that will propel her into the White House. Trey Gowdy a Professional Prosecutor who has been gathering the facts on this incident for months has called her to testify to hold her accountable.

Gowdy’s Legal Chops

Following law school, he clerked for John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and United States District Court Judge Ross Anderson. He then went into private practice before becoming a federal prosecutor in April 1994. He was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects.

In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor. He defeated incumbent Solicitor Holman Gossett[5] in the Republican primary. He ran unopposed in the general election. He was reelected in 2004 and 2008, both times unopposed. During his tenure, he appeared on “Forensic Files” twice, as well as Dateline NBC and SCETV.[6] He prosecuted the full gamut of criminal cases including 7 death penalty cases.

When the state faced a budget crunch that forced many employees to go on unpaid furloughs, Gowdy funneled part of his campaign account into the solicitor’s budget so his staff could keep working.[7]

Gowdy has pursued the Benghazi Incident as a Professional. There have been no leaks from his investigation, it has been methodical and thorough.   Even if he doesn’t get the server that is in FBI custody his investigation will prove her either clear of all charges or guilty of a laundry list.

The feeling that it will be the later is not just my view it’s her own campaigns. To state ahead of time that they believe what is going to be brought against her will be able to be used to spin a vast rightwing conspiracy charge against not just Gowdy but the whole Republican Party tells you what everyone already knows. She’s Guilty.

After meeting first with Princess Sitting Bull Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden it has been rumored has been given Obama’s nod that NO ONE will stand in Biden’s way if He decides to run. Even to the point that he is meeting with top Democrat Donors. Could we have a dream ticket replacement ready? Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren…. Uncle Joe and the Princess. Reality can be the greatest comedy.


By David Vance On August 24th, 2015 at 8:40 pm



By David Vance On August 24th, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Comrade Corbyn adds much needed humour to the slow death of the Labour party.

Jeremy Corbyn could sack the Bank of England governor if they refused to print money to fund his spending projects, the leftwinger’s economic adviser has suggested.

Richard Murphy, who is seen as the architect of Mr Corbyn’s economic agenda, the so-called ‘Corbynomics’, warned that there was “no such thing” as an independent Bank of England.

He said that if Mr Corbyn’s government wanted to use the cheap money from the Bank any governor who refused to carry out the plan for “people’s quantitative easing” should be “on the next plane” out of Britain.

Right. So, the would be next Labour Prime Minister would both sack and deport any Governor of the Bank of England who refused to follow out his orders. I see.


By David Vance On August 24th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

I enjoyed this read!

“Donald Trump has ruptured every rule of nature and human nature, science and political science, and continues to sneer at the Law of Gravity itself as he personally and deliberately pushes every down-button while his elevator nonetheless continues up, up and up.

Sen. John McCain satisfies most people’s definition of a war hero. Here comes Trump mocking McCain as being a “war hero only because he was captured.” Some of those “wise observers” declared Trump doomed even at that early point. And what happened? Trump gained!

At the Fox News debate of Aug. 6, some sinister force that wanted to stick it to Trump led things off, not by obeying the natural and organic procedure of calling for all those candidates who vowed to support the eventual Republican nominee to please raise their hands. No. The moderator instead called for “all those who will not pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee” to please raise their hands. And whoever imposed that reverse wording got his wish. There stood Trump in the middle of the pack, all alone with his right hand in the air. And what happened? Trump gained.

Doesn’t our culture forbid us to hit a woman? Meet Fox’s rapturous Megyn Kelly, whose very appearance sets the syrups of the soul all a-sizzle even before her formidable IQ approaches the scale for a weigh-in. Kelly ticked off a litany of horrendous things Trump has uttered to denigrate women. Trump struck back hard. And what happened? Trump gained.

Aren’t we supposed to tire quickly in the presence of a braggart? Trump plunges with gusto and abandon into firestorms of self-praise, citing his fabulous fortune, huge achievements, the hordes of people who love him and his admittedly impressive record for “getting things done”! Trump unloads like a sportscaster whose son just scored the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl, as he shares the news that there was just a poll in Nevada, and “I came in first among Hispanics!” Aren’t candidates supposed to use subtle comments to smuggle across feelings likely to win them votes? Trump puts it all out on the front porch where the goats can get it. “And I’m going to take care of our warriors, whom I love! I love our wounded warriors!” Again, Trump gained.

Is Trump lying about the slump America’s fallen into? And isn’t it true that millions too few Americans are working, that our military has been eviscerated, that our allies distrust us, that our enemies no longer respect us, that we get beaten by smarter adversaries across every negotiating table? And isn’t it true that smart, gutsy leadership that knows what it’s doing could, indeed, make us great again?

If the anti-Trump rap weren’t so pitiful I’d be much angrier. Forever we’ve longed for a leader who didn’t have to mortgage himself out to fat-cats, a leader free to appoint the best people and not the best donors. Now we’ve got him.

During the Civil War a group of less successful generals complained to Lincoln that Gen. Grant was an alcoholic.

“Find out what he likes,” snapped Abe. “And send him another case.”

The thing about Trump is that he isn’t playing this one by the rules. That’s ok – the rules don’t work.


By David Vance On August 24th, 2015 at 8:27 pm

This made me smile.

A police belief that the Provisional IRA still exists did not come as a surprise to the government, the Northern Ireland Secretary has said. Theresa Villiers said in her time in office she had been aware some of its structures remain in place. But she said there was no evidence the Provisional IRA was involved in any paramilitary or terrorist activity.

Apart from murder, obviously. So, it appears the IRA is allowed to continue to exist just so long as it murders Catholics. Interesting.


By David Vance On August 24th, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Seen this?

BREAKING: U.S. oil finishes below $40 a barrel, first since 2009

Worth remembering that the SNP, the governing party of Scotland, were basing their Independence plans on Oil being at $110 a barrel. On that basis alone, Scotland would go bust.

“And ye shall know the truth,……….

By Mike Cunningham On August 24th, 2015 at 7:23 pm

………………….and the truth shall make you free. “

So sayeth Senator Menedez, in a speech which might not make him many friends within the Obama Administration, but should gain him a whole new pile of friends the length and breadth of America, along with the whole of the Western and Arab worlds, for he doth speak plainly, and to some purpose!



By Pete Moore On August 24th, 2015 at 6:39 pm

How times change.

The War of 1812 is one of those conflicts which have drifted into the murk of history. It’s only important to know now that we were in the right and the uppity Yanks weren’t. So on this day 200 years ago, as punishment for impertinent raids into Canada (or, “in consequence of the late disgraceful conduct of the American troops in the wanton destruction of private property on the north shores of Lake Erie”), our Redcoat heroes whipped the Yanks at the Battle of Bladensurg in, oh somewhere, and burned The White House and Capitol to the ground – huzzah! It’s been called “the greatest disgrace ever dealt to American arms”.

Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

Still, we’re beyond all that now, so mustn’t grumble eh? One lasting legacy has been various images of the win day, some of which look quite nice, yes?